It was an easy day in the office for American teenager Coco Gauff, who unleashed her powerful serve to beat Romania’s Michaela Bouzarnescu 6-2 6-3 in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.
The Roland Garros finalist interrupted Buzarnescu’s pass in the fourth game and fired a rocket of 196 km / h (km / h) to win the fifth, only to achieve the best result with a torpedo of 199 km / h in the second set, the most the fastest serving so far in the women’s tournament.
Gauff, who never faced a breakthrough and won 85% of his points in the first serve, tried again the Romanian to close the first set in a quick 31 minutes on the center court.
The 18-year-old slipped and fell in the sixth game of the second set, but never lost her balance, forcing Buzarnescu to make a mistake in the eighth game to break his pass.
She ended the affair with an ace, one of 10 in the match.
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“I would say that when I was growing up, I didn’t expect to feel so comfortable on the grass and clay,” she told reporters.
“I play on an unpredictable surface, (what I really admit a lot is my speed and my ability to react and adapt. I think that’s what you need on these surfaces. “
The victory marked the start of a battle in the third round with compatriot and 20th-placed Amanda Anisimova, who defeated her other American Lauren Davis 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Thursday.
Gauff erupted on the world stage in 2019, when he reached the fourth round of Wimbledon at just 15 years old.
She advanced to the last 16 and last year.
“I went out on the court for the first time today and I really wasn’t nervous at all,” Gauff said. “It’s a small advantage on the home court. I have the feeling that this is a home court for me. Most of the time when I play on this court, I would say that most of the audience is with me. ”